police officer- Delta State University

Position Information

Working Title

Police Officer (2 positions)

Position Type



Police Department and Campus Safety

Posting Number


Full or Part Time

Full Time

If Other, Please Explain:

Tenure/Non-Tenure Track

Salary Basis

12 month

Position Summary Information


The officer is responsible for protecting life and property utilizing effective crime prevention techniques, and apprehending criminals. The officer will enforce university, state and applicable federal laws, regulations and policies. The officer may be assigned to traffic and crowd control as well as securing buildings after business operations have ceased. The officer must be able to act soundly without direct supervision, and to exercise independent judgment in dealing with emergency situations.


Must be physically fit and be able to walk, run, climb, and crawl. Must have good verbal communication as well as written communication skills. Must be able to operate a motor vehicle including a car, truck, golf cart, ATV, bicycle or other all terrain vehicles.


Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

High School Diploma or GED.
Applicants must be certified as a Law Enforcement Officer through the Mississippi P.O.S.T. (Peace Officers Standard and Training) or certified through another state with the ability to transfer certification to MS within one year of hire.
Must have a valid Mississippi Drivers License.

Preferred Qualifications

Prior Campus Law Enforcement Experience
Sixty hours of College coursework, an Associate’s Degree or an undergraduate degree in a related field is preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Proof of certification as Law Enforcement Officer is required to submit application.

Additional Information

Start Date of Employment to be Determined



Jeffrey D. Johns | Chief of Police |

University Police Department

DSU Box 3342 |  1003 West Sunflower Road | Cleveland, Mississippi 38733 |

662.846.4154 | 7 662.846.4127 | Dispatch Center 662.846.4155